Modern Quixote; A Story of Southern Life

Modern Quixote; A Story of Southern Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...pitfalls and lost her footing; she fell, precipitating her rider into the water. Marlowe shouted to the others to stop, and in a very few minutes they got the major ashore, thoroughly soaked, thoroughly angry, and swearing like a trooper for his horse. But the faithful creature was fast getting beyond help. Below the ford there was a fall in the river, and being badly hurt and unable to swim she went swiftly towards it. The night was dark, and her master dazed and maddened by the brandy he had drunk. "Where is my horse?" he shouted. "Bring me my horse, you scoundrels!" A horrible fear enraged him. "Senora, my girl!" he called to her, and started towards the ford again. The mare, now near the fall, and plunging helplessly, answered him in a wild shrieking neigh. Have you ever heard the cry of a drowning horse? Those who have, pray that they may never hear it again. Her master realized that she was going to her death; with a deep curse, he staggered forward in a mad impulse to '33 save her. This would have been suicide; few swimmers, in best condition, could have withstood the strong current just above the fall. Marlowe had done his best; two strong arms went round the major's waist and held him back. He struggled desperately to loosen the grasp, now thoroughly angry, but it was firm as iron. His idolized horse--his darling Senora--was dying before his eyes, and he could not stir to her rescue. In the brief instant in which he heard her terrible neighing, and stood there, pinioned, past scenes arose before his eyes with the swiftness of thought--the bloody battles of Mexico through which the gallant mare had borne him, answering like a child to each touch, each word; all the thrilling scenes of danger when more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572025
  • 9781236572028